Family History

Burnbrae Holidays is a great place to stay if you are interested in your Family History. We have 3 spacious, each with one bedroom, self catering cottages, in Nenthorn, 3 miles from Kelso, only 30 minutes easy drive from the Heritage Hub in Hawick .

The Scottish Borders Archive and Local Studies Service, is located within the Heritage Hub. Including the manuscript records for the Scottish Borders including parish records and kirk session records, valuation rolls, records of schools, families and businesses, historic newspapers, maps, reference books etc. The collections cover the geographical area of the former counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire. They hold the council records for these areas as well as the former Borders Regional Council. The Scotlandspeople is the official Scottish genealogy resource and one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. Some records are not available on line (poorlaw, school, business or local estate records). Guidance and information can be found at the Heritage Hub. Before you arrive you my want to use the online version and then put some time aside to during your stay to do further research. We now have fast, reliable internet connection via fibre so you can continue your research into your family history in your beautiful cottage at Burnbrae Holidays.

Heritage Hub in Hawick
Burnbrae is an ideal base from which to research your ancestors

Some links to help you plan your family history research while staying at Burnbrae.